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National Trust

Area Ranger

Salcombe, South Devon
Salary £24,371– 2-year Fixed Term Contract – 37.5 hours per week

This Area Ranger (Project) is a 2-year project post created to support the delivery of our ambitious Trust’s Land Outdoors and Nature programme focussed around Wembury and Salcombe and the surrounding areas. With an ability to understand and deliver complex project goals while engaging with local communities and multiple partners to gain their support. There will be a chance for you to lead on projects identified in site plans and to ensure we are meeting our project goals.

Interviews first week of December

Please add your CV and covering letter. If you're invited to interview you will be required to prepare and deliver a short presentation. Further information will be provided on this by the hiring manager.

The South Devon Countryside team are responsible for approximately 35 miles of beautiful coastline stretching from Wembury to Dartmouth and are part of the larger South and East Devon portfolio.

As the Area Ranger you will manage a small team of Rangers working like you throughout the portfolio: following the lead from the Property’s Business Plan you will build and manage an effective and flexible work programme for you and your team. You will support your fellow rangers in undertaking engagement and conservation work, contributing towards HLS (Higher Level Stewardship) targets.

You will play the key role in maintaining excellent standards of presentation and property maintenance, successfully achieving Conservation Performance Indicator targets.

You’ll also be responsible for helping with excellent communication of our conservation work to a wide range of audiences.

Who we’re looking for:

To deliver this role successfully, you will need to;

  • Have practical experience of countryside/rural skills
  • Have evidence of good people management and leadership
  • Have excellent communication skills including public presentation
  • Have strong organisational skills including work programming
  • Have a proven track record of managing and leading on health and safety and environmental compliance
  • Have a full UK Driving licence
  • Be able to manage contractors and small projects, including budgets.

And you'll need to demonstrate the following experience on your CV/Application;

  • Diploma/NVQ3 or higher in countryside or environmental conservation
  • Have good wildlife identification skills
  • Habitat and species surveying experience
  • Empathy with, and significant experience of, working with volunteers

For more information and how to apply please click here 

Closing date 28st November 2021

Closing Date: 28/11/2021  Location: Salcombe, South Devon

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